Backcountry Skiing at the Lofoten Ski Lodge!

Intermediate
7 days
All ages
1–6 people
Overview

This course is booked through and operated by Northern Alpine Guides.

Maybe you've skied in Norway, but chances are you've not gotten all the way up into the Norwegian Sea and experienced the pure joy of skiing at Lofoten. Lofoten is an archipelago within the arctic circle and it offers incredible views, powder skiing and a rich Norwegian cultural tradition. The northern lights are stunning, too.


What is the Open Group Package?

The Open Group Packages at Lofoten are an excellent option for small groups of individuals want to share a guide with other like-minded skiers. This program has run for years with success. All the Open Group Packages occur on fixed dates and include 7 days with full board lodging and 6 days with skiing. Each group consists of 4-6 skiers and 1 guide. Your guides will customize an itinerary for each open group depending on experience and fitness. This will give everybody in the group the best chance to enjoy the beauty of the archipelago. The skiing will suit intermediate to advance level skiers that love to ski powder and enjoy the togetherness with other skiers.

What does an average day skiing look like?
Count on getting around 1000m-1500m of vertical gain, and touring distances of 5-10km. You’ll aslo ski descents on terrain up to 40 degrees, without the use of ropes or mountaineering gear! Rest assured, we cap the group size at 6  (so the guide to skier ration is perfect) and provide transportation on a daily basis. All you need to do is get yourself to the Lofoten Ski Lodge and the rest is covered!

Itinerary
  • Day 1: Arrival at Lofoten Ski Lodge
  • Day(s) 2-7: Ski touring in Lofoten
  • Day 8: Departure from the lodge

Check out the booking calendar for available dates in March and April of 2019!

Where we are
Class Location
Lofoten Archipelago
Meeting Location
Lofoten Ski Lodge
What's included
  • 7 days lodging and 6 days skiing
  • All guide fees and expenses
  • Transportation to the mountains and back to the lodge
What's not included
  • Personal ski equipment and clothing
  • Avalanche safety gear
  • Transportation to Lofoten Ski Lodge
  • Lodging prior to arrival at the lodge
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Travel insurance
Equipment

Please click here to see full equipment list.

Terms and Conditions

Please review Terms and Conditions provided by Northern Alpine Guides.

Guides running this program

Seth Hobby

Seth is a full time professional mountain guide and owner of Northern Alpine Guides. He grew up in the foothills of the rugged North Cascades in Washington State. Seth chose guiding as a career in 2001 at the age of 21 after completing many technical ascents in the North Cascades, Alaska Range, and British Columbia. He brings a solid background in all disciplines of climbing.

Seth has guided technical ascents throughout the Alps, Alaska Range, Waddington Range, Bugaboos, Canadian Rockies, Cascades, High Sierra, San Juan Mountains, Nepal Himalaya and Norway’s Fjell. He earned a bachelor degree in Natural Resource Management specializing in glacial monitoring from Western Washington University. Seth is an IFMGA, UIAGM, IVBV internationally licensed mountain guide holding certifications in Rock, Alpine, and Ski Mountaineering Guide through the American Mountain Guide Association (AMGA).

In addition to his qualifications as a guide, he holds Avalanche certifications, a Wilderness First Responder medical certification, and is a Master Educator in Leave No Trace backcountry travel techniques. Seth can speak fluent Nepali and is learning Norwegian with his Norsk Family.

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